Jun 30, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The primary goals of Wharton's Communication Program ('WHCP') are to help MBA and PhD students become more effective communicators. They do this through teaching required 'core' courses in seminar-style courses. A new goal is to extend the Program's teaching to Wharton undergraduates. In addition, the Communication Program offers help to Wharton faculty who want to improve their teaching.

The Associate Director of the Wharton Communication Program works closely with the Director and other Associate Directors to support the Program's mission including: serve as the course - head for two MBA core/required communication courses; teach MBA courses; assist with design of the core curricula for Wharton MBAs; offer optional help to faculty to help improve teaching; coach PhD students on their research presentations and academic job talks; and support WHCP initiatives throughout the School.

Specific responsibilities include:

Serve as course-head for two core (required for graduation) courses for Wharton MBAs. These courses both focus on the communication challenges that face entrepreneurs.
* Selection, supervision, and ongoing development and training of 10 to 12 Communication Program lecturers who teach and grade these courses.
* Develop and continually update course materials and implement all aspects of the curriculum from instructor training through Canvas (Learning Management System) integration, through student evaluations.
* Cultivate and maintain a community of entrepreneurs and investors in the Philadelphia region who will assist with curricular updates and attend 'Investor Pitch Day' - an opportunity for MBA entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to local investors and entrepreneurs. Some of these community members also serve as in-class resources for students.

Work with Director and other Associate Directors on development and improvement of all course design and delivery.
Participate in optional coaching sessions for faculty who want to improve their teaching.
Coach PhD students on their research presentations and academic job talks.
Participate in new Communication lecturer selection and training
Involvement in WHCP initiatives that support the Wharton and the broader Penn community.

Qualifications: A Masters degree and 5 to 7 years of experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Strong preference for business experience - particularly experience unique to entrepreneurs- and for teaching experience at the graduate school level. Preference for candidates who have coached others to teach at the graduate school level. Strong interpersonal skills with a proven track record of working successfully and collegially in a fast-paced work environment.

Reference Number: 07-26248

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Wharton Communications Unit

Special Requirements:

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration

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